Search Results: "J. Barton Mitchell"


BOOK REVIEW

VALLEY OF FIRES by J. Barton Mitchell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Good if slightly overstuffed post-apocalyptic sci-fi. (Science fiction. 13-18)"
Earth might be conquered, but the teens of the western United States haven't given up completely in this series conclusion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIDNIGHT CITY by J. Barton Mitchell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Added bonus: a clear break in the middle makes this feel like two books in one. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Eight years after the fall of Earth, survival is the name of the game. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"The American public would be better served by having Mitchell back in the Senate or some other high office than writing books like this one."
It's not clear whom the triumph of democracy was for if not America, but the question of whom this book is for is even more puzzling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAKING PEACE by George J. Mitchell
NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 1999

"A middling book by an exemplary peacemaker and human being. (b&w photos) (First printing of 40,000)"
A rather dry firsthand account of the difficult negotiations leading up to the 1998 Good Friday Peace Agreement in Northern Ireland, as told by the former senator and negotiations chairman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

T by Mitchell J. Rycus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2013

"A fascinating tale of how chance interconnects the lives of a handful of strangers."
In Rycus' (The Soil Is Dead, 2012, etc.) novel, a dying man receives an unexpected gift while vacationing in Bali. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NEGOTIATOR by George J. Mitchell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2015

"A sometimes-sludgy gumbo of a memoir that could use more salt."
A former U.S. Democratic senator for Maine and Presidential Medal of Freedom winner revisits significant moments in his long public and private life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Voice of Creation by J. Hudson Mitchell
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A religion book that denounces modern science but fails to deliver cogent arguments."
Mitchell argues for biblical literalism in this debut work examining Christianity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Mitchell is careful not to ruffle too many feathers in his analysis, but many readers will wonder if officials on either side will follow his proposals."
A former U.S. senator and diplomatic negotiator considers the history of Palestinian-Israeli diplomacy over three-plus decades and what prospects for peace still exist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2016

"At a time when American foreign policy often seems adrift, the authors' vigorous advocacy of a renewed clear-headed engagement with allies is a bracing contribution to discussions of this ongoing conundrum."
An indictment of America's neglect of its global web of alliances. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 2013

"A subjective and relatively unconvincing investigation into a project's supposed failures."
A contentious history of New York City's African Burial Ground National Monument. Read full book review >